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Old 05-01-2012, 11:41 AM
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Old $50 bill found real, but not before bearer arrested

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What officers thought was a counterfeit $50 bill turned out to be an old, legitimate bill, but the truth wasn't discovered until a man was mistakenly charged and jailed Friday. ....
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:20 PM
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Poor guy. At least they gave his $50 bill back
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I wonder, if I get a counterfeit $50 bill and think it's real and try to pay for something with it, do I get arrested? Really, think of how many people this could happen to.
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I wonder, if I get a counterfeit $50 bill and think it's real and try to pay for something with it, do I get arrested? Really, think of how many people this could happen to.
Yes, I had a friend go through this exact scenario and she ended up with convictions (can't remember what they are exactly).
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That is so bogus, they need to take the poor guy out to dinner. Things that happen like this can tramatize, so individuals. Crazy man.
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It's unfortunately happening everywhere now that we have adopted swat team policing. There is little or no consideration for what they are doing, or for the long term problems caused by arresting honest citizens.

In FL, there was a fire in our town. A 75 year old man was not allowed past the police line to tend to his invalid wife in their house which was in absolutely no danger from the burning house down the street. He told the cop, my wife must have her medicine and walked towards his house. He was arrested for contempt of cop (any charges they contemplated were dropped when the story hit the news) handcuffed too tightly to a wooden chair and kept there for hours as punishment. I'm sure if you were to check his otherwise impeccible lifetime criminal history, it will show that he was arrested for something like resisting without violence. The only violence was committed by the police who declare unofficial martial law whenever they respond to anything, at least in that town.
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It's unfortunately happening everywhere now that we have adopted swat team policing. There is little or no consideration for what they are doing, or for the long term problems caused by arresting honest citizens.

In FL, there was a fire in our town. A 75 year old man was not allowed past the police line to tend to his invalid wife in their house which was in absolutely no danger from the burning house down the street. He told the cop, my wife must have her medicine and walked towards his house. He was arrested for contempt of cop (any charges they contemplated were dropped when the story hit the news) handcuffed too tightly to a wooden chair and kept there for hours as punishment. I'm sure if you were to check his otherwise impeccible lifetime criminal history, it will show that he was arrested for something like resisting without violence. The only violence was committed by the police who declare unofficial martial law whenever they respond to anything, at least in that town.
I read another news article where a man was arrested for ignoring the firefighters and police and rescuing his dog from his burning home. Heres the link:

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/895816/posts

If our shop was burning and my Oscar was trapped in there, i dont give a damn what anyone has to say i am going in there and getting him! What the f*** is wrong with people!?
I have read plenty of other stories about police STUPIDITY, swat teams raiding the wrong addresses and shooting people and their pets for no reason. If you just do a google search with any of these phrases "swat team raids wrong house", "man wrongfully arrested" or "police shoot wrong person" there are too many articles to count!

And people wonder why i dont trust law enforcement...
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It does seems like the established protocol is to arrest first, and find out what's happening later. Usually law enforcement officers don't get in trouble, because they can always use the "resisting arrest" reason to justify any action, if you do so much as talking back to them.

It always struck me as an oxymoron, being arrested only for resisting arrest. It happens everyday, though.
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